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Degree Requirements

In order to be eligible to receive the LLM degree, a student must attend full-time for two academic semesters, taking no more than 15 credits per semester and no less than 9 credits per semester, and complete the requirements of either the Course Track or the Thesis Track.

Course Track

Course Track Requirements

a) Complete 20 credits and complete a senior writing project*, or

b) Complete 23 credits; and

The 5 credits earned in the summer program count toward the credit requirements.

*Senior Writing Project: Those choosing the writing requirement typically do so as part of a seminar in which the student is enrolled, but it may be undertaken through independent study with a faculty member. The parameters of the paper are determined in consultation with the faculty member involved but, in general, these projects are in-depth research papers on a topic of the student’s choice. (Note, however, that these papers are substantially less ambitious than the thesis required for the Thesis Track, described below.)

Thesis Track

Thesis Track Requirements

a) Complete 20 credits, 13 of which include courses and seminars; and

b) Satisfactorily complete a scholarly thesis, worth 7 credits, of high analytical quality suitable for publication in a law journal; and



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